on hiatus for a bit
be back soon!
"If you see elements of garbage in you, like fear, despair, and hatred, don’t panic. As a good organic gardener, a good practitioner, you can face this: ‘I recognize that there is garbage in me. I am going to transform this garbage into nourishing compost that can make love reappear.’"
Thich Nhat Hanh, Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames (via elige)
La nave de los monstruos. (1960)
Maria y El Indio
We need to look @ the history of the Oscars more closely. My mother was the first person who told me that she knew the original history of the Oscar. My mom said that this famous Mexican Director who she could only remember as “el indio”, posed in the nude for the sculptor who created the Oscar Statue. I decided to google that today and yes, I found that Wikipedia confirmed my mother’s claim. Emilio Fernández was the original name of the model.
“In need of a model for his statue Gibbons was introduced by his then wife Dolores del Río to Emilio “El Indio” Fernández. Reluctant at first, Fern�ndez was finally convinced to pose naked to create what today is known as the “Oscar”. ” -Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscars
So, yes, indeed, every time a celebrity says the words, Thank you to the Academy, he/she should also remember the contributions of this really amazing Mexican Director’s body. If you know your Latin American Cinema, you might remember the film, María Candelaria (1943). Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez directed that film. Emilio Fernández Born March 26, 1904(1904-03-26) Hondo, Coahuila, Mexico Died August 6, 1986 (aged 82) Mexico City, Mexico His father was a Kickapoo native american but “affectionately” called “el indio.”"
"El día que sientas asco de tu propia pasividad, ese día te convertirás en algo útil."
La tregua, Mario Benedetti. (via anasefue)
All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre) (1999)
El Sueño de la Razón Produce Monstruos (The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters), number 43 of Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos
Feliz cumpleaños, Goya (30 March 1746–16 April 1828)